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No pay for caravan park work
No pay for caravan park work

A retired couple who worked at a caravan park in exchange for a free site were volunteers - not employees says the ERA.

Fraud accused staffer awarded $41,500

A lab worker lost her job of 15 years after being wrongly accused of fraudulently filling out documents.

Overworked farmers awarded $22k

Workers weren't allowed time off, including a pregnant woman who was told she'd be laid off if she took maternity leave.

Spark unveils top table shakeup

Spark has announced a big overhaul of its senior executive team.

Education tops workers' choice
Education tops workers' choice

The education and training services sector has been ranked New Zealand's most attractive sector by workers across the country…

Second employee in meat hook accident
Second employee in meat hook accident

The accident involved a meat hook at the Affco NZ plant in Rangiuru, the same meatworks which was fined $30,000 this week…

Fired for three days unauthorised leave
Fired for three days unauthorised leave

The boss said three days annual leave was conditional on working three Sundays, which the worker thought was unreasonable…

Affco fined after cleaner hooked in head
Affco fined after cleaner hooked in head

Meat processor Affco has been ordered to pay $55,000 over an incident that left a worker hanging on a meat hook for an hour…

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Sacking for work snooze unfair
Sacking for work snooze unfair

A hotel worker was awarded over $5000 for being unfairly dismissed after falling asleep during her shift…

Harold Hillman: 'No' doesn't have to be a bad word

COMMENT: How many excuses have you invented to avoid saying that two-letter word?

What to do when someone pulls rank?

COMMENT: It isn't that rank itself is the problem. What is an issue is the abuse of rank or power in the workplace.

Microsoft and Facebook tout equal pay

Microsoft and Facebook are the latest companies to open up about gender pay after facing pressure from shareholders.

PMP gets new MD
PMP gets new MD

PMP NZ has appointed a new managing director, Simon Ellis. New Zealand's largest commercial printing…

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